Thousands spent the day in Madison getting ready for the annual Rhythm and Booms fireworks spectacular at Warner Park.
Though numerous communities canceled their fireworks displays due to the exceedingly dry weather, in Madison, the show went on.
Though everyone was at Warner Park mainly for the fireworks, the acclaimed display meant different things to many in attendance.
The show brought some families together while giving other families some hope for the future.
For Mike Wade, up from Atlanta to celebrate a family reunion, it was one of the best ways imaginable to mark his 60th birthday.
"By no stretch of the imagination, it's the best fireworks in the entire country," said Wade. "And we've been to a lot of them."
Perhaps due to residing in Atlanta, Wade was pretty adept at managing Saturday?s scorching temperatures.